Thursday, 4 August 2011

Nicey spicey popcorn :)

This is a really simple and delicious snack recipe that we all adore at home. It looks beautiful with its vibrant yellow colour and the spices are warming and comforting.

I think that it makes such a nice change from sweet popcorn and has the added health benefits of coconut oil, turmeric (of course) and cayenne pepper; a fast food snack that is really pretty healthy. I have taken to making a big batch of this, as it will keep a few days (if you can stop munching on it that is) and it comes in super handy to pop (no pun intended) in a paper bag to take when out and about...

Nicey spicey popcorn
About 200g of popcorn kernels, (you basically want enough to cover a large pan).
2 tbsp coconut oil, or vegan butter
1/2 tsp fine Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground turmeric

In a large lidded pan, heat the oil or vegan butter till quite hot (if using butter take care not to burn).
Pour in the popcorn kernels and quickly pop the lid on.
Cook, shaking occasionally, you will hear the kernels popping.
When the popping slows down, remove the popcorn from the heat.
Mix the salt and spices together.
Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and coat with the lovely spices!

The great thing about this recipe is that it is quick and easy and very adjustable to your own tastes. If you like it a bit more spicey you could up the amount of cayenne to a teaspoon, also if you like less turmeric feel free to halve the amount.

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